Sainz targeting strong finish at Silverstone

Published on 13 Jul 2017 13:20

Carlos Sainz Jr has revealed that he is targeting a strong finish at this weekend's British Grand Prix for Toro Rosso after having a difficult race last weekend in Austria which ended in retirement. 

“It seems to be all about eight for me at Silverstone! In Formula 1, I’ve always qualified eighth and finished the race eighth! It’s not a bad position and it’s fair to say we’ve done a very good job so far every year at this track," said Sainz. "I hope this continues to be the case this year…or even better…why not!”

“The part I like the most is Sector 2 because it’s the quickest part of the track and it makes it probably one of the most exciting sectors of the season, with Maggotts, Becketts, Stowe… I’ve always enjoyed my qualifyings at this track and I can assure you I always have a smile on my face when I drive there," he added.

Carlos Sainz Jr currently lies in ninth place in the Drivers' Championship, ten points behind Force India's Esteban Ocon. So far in 2017, Sainz has had a strong season, finishing in the points in six of the first nine races, as well as equaling a career best finishing position of sixth in a race at the Monaco Grand Prix.


Chris Soulsby

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